It is with a sad heart that we must make this announcement. After much prayer and soul-searching, Paul and Gem have decided to leave The Shiny Darks. They have been feeling the need to step down for a while now but could no longer hold off the inevitable. (More below)
The band is from Houston, Texas and consists of Paul Mendez (bass& vocals), Quentin Rockwell (guitar) and Gem Mendez (drums & backing vocals). They released “At War With The World” EP (2007) and “Stab At Love” EP (2011). Their latest effort was recorded in Radiostar Studios (Weed, CA) with Sylvia Massy (Tool, Powerman 5000, and Johnny Cash) and veteran studio/session musician turned producer Cameron McKenzie.
The title track opens with a xylophone before the rumbling bass takes up the same playful tune and the guitar riffs cascade in and out again. The song deals with the end of a love affair and the realisation that it may have been for the best. “What a shock when you disappeared / Words just lies, but oh so clear / You slammed the door shut, cut my heart in two / Thank God! I realised you’re not the one”.